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EssieGel Couture

Essie

Gel Couture

0.46 oz Item 2305872

Color:Sheer Fantasy 10 (sheer graceful pink)

Essie Gel Couture provides up to 14 days of color and shine in unique, couture - inspired shades. No lamp required. Easy removal.

Step 1: Luxurious Couture Color:

  • Pure color pigment technology
  • Rich, streak - free color
  • No basecoat required
  • Patented swirl stem brush (exclusively in Gel Couture Step 1)

Step 2: Flawless Gel - Like Top Coat:

  • Protects color and magnifies shine
  • Ultra - glossy finish
  • Shatter - proof, hard shell technology extends wear and prevents chipping
  • Quick - drying

Four families linked to key moments in couture:

  • The Atelier: embodied by the neutrals (whims & pins)
  • The Backstage: embodied by the pastels (preview peek)
  • The Runway: embodied by the brights (runway reveal)
  • The After Party: embodied by the deeps (after the after party)

Benefits:

  • Professional, salon manicure look
  • Gel - like finish
  • High - quality
  • Provides a protective coating to nails
  • Top coat consistency
  • Less color transfer
  • Faster dry - time
  • Less scuffing

Step 1: Choose from any of the Essie Gel Couture shades with pure color pigments that lay down rich, streak-free color for a perfectly tailored fit. Repeat with second coat.

Step 2: Finish with Essie cutting edge, high gloss top coat. This quick drying top coat helps protect color and magnifies shine for an ultra-glossy look without the lamp.
Opaque shades: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Propyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide / Epoxy Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tributyl Citrate, Octocrylene, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Hydrogenated Acetophenone / Oxymethylene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Benzophenone-1, Oxidized Polyethylene, Citric Acid, Silica, Colophonium / Rosin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyurethane-11, CI 77002 / Aluminum Hydroxide, Acetone. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 60725 / Violet 2.

Sheer shades (Haute To Trot, Fairy Tailor, Sheer Fantasy): Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride / Glycerin / Glycidyl Decanoate Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ethyl Tosylamide, Tosylamide / Epoxy Resin, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Octocrylene, Tributyl Citrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Propyl Acetate, Dimethicone, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydrogenated Acetophenone / Oxymethylene Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Citric Acid, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Oxidized Polyethylene, Benzophenone-1, Colophonium / Rosin, Polyurethane-11, Tin Oxide, Acetone, CI 77002 / Aluminum Hydroxide, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain: CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34 Lake, Mica, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 60725 / Violet 2.

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EssieGel Couture
 
4.2

(based on 583 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (359)
  • Goes on smoothly (343)
  • Long lasting (314)
  • Dries quickly (308)
  • Gentle (125)

Cons

  • Chips easily (78)
  • Does not work (38)
  • Strong odor (25)
  • Messy (9)
  • Hard to remove (5)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (255)
  • Daily use (132)
  • Special occasions (98)
  • Biweekly (3)
  • Everyday (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (301), Manicure/pedicure addict (134), Trendy style (78), Dramatic (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (97)

Reviewed by 583 customers

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4.0

Great Polish

By BeautyJunkie

from Jacksonville

About Me Classic, Trendy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekly

    Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

    This new range of polishes from Essie is great. The brushes are flat and wider than your typical polish brushes and the end of the brush is round so it's easy to follow your nail's natural shape and really get close to the edges. The polish is also very long lasting compared to their regular polishes. The only bad thing I have to say is the price, I feel like Essie's regular polishes should be like their "gel" polishes given the price.

     
    5.0

    Love this color and the polish last

    By Kathy

    from WillowPark

    About Me Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekly

      Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

      Great polish and love the color!

       
      5.0

      I will never use another nail polish!

      By MJ

      from Springfield, IL

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Use
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Special Occasions
        • Weekly

        Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

        This is the longest lasting drug store nail polish that I have ever tried. I love the color choices and the length of wear. This is definitely me new go to nail polish!

         
        1.0

        Nothing like gel

        By MichelleB

        from Glen Allen VA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Chips Easily
        • Does Not Work
        • Strong Odor

        Best Uses

          Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

          I used 2 coats of color and then the top coat. Waiting 2 minutes between applications..It looked pretty and dried quickly however the next day it was chipping and peeling at the tips of my nails, same as a typical polish would do. I would really say this line is false advertising. It's nothing like gel..

           
          3.0

          love color but the brush seems wider than other Essie

          By JA

          from Missouri

          About Me Low maintenance

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly

          Cons

          • Brush too wide

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

          Love color but brush is wider than other Essie I have used. Like for it to be narrower.

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By 3poodles

          from SC

          About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Special Occasions
            • Weekly

            Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

            I like the fact that the gel polish lasts longer than regular nail polish---without the need for special equipment or remover.

             
            1.0

            Don't waste your money

            By Nn

            from Usa

            About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Use
            • Goes On Smoothly

            Cons

            • Chips Easily
            • Does Not Work
            • Strong Odor

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Special Occasions
            • Weekly

            Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

            I bought this based on the reviews and it did not work for me at all! I followed directions and it did not even last until the next day. I returned color and top coat!

             
            5.0

            erssie nail polish

            By kathy

            from ohio

            About Me Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Special Occasions
              • Weekly

              Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

              love essie nail polish true to color

               
              2.0

              Disappointed

              By NurseAmber

              from Kentucky

              About Me Classic

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

              • Chips Easily
              • Does Not Work

              Best Uses

              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

              I applied this while at home, doing nothing, and 4 hours after application it had chipped on the tip of my fingernail. Super disappointed in this as I was trying to save money and not get a salon manicure. It may be good for a special night out but it'll be peeling by the next morning.

               
              5.0

              My personal holy Grail!

              By ChestyLaRue

              from NC

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Easy To Use
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weekly

                Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                I hardly ever write a product review, but with this gel polish I found my holy Grail!
                Regular polish takes forever to dry and/or chips the same day.
                Manicures at the salon are too expensive for my taste because my nails grow very fast.
                I am so happy with this product, it goes on so smooth, self-levels and the coverage is amazing! It actually dries fast and there's no chipping for days!

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